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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 6, 2011 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FloydFest X After Action Report

I remember the emails saying they were limiting sales and I thought it was number of tickets. Maybe it was the number of on site parking passes. And if I remember correctly, those on-site parking passes were more expensive than in previous years. I didn't save the emails, as I knew I could not make it this year. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't ragging Floydfest. I love Floyd, though I am not sure I will ever do 4 days again. But with the blow out they scheduled this year, the price was very fair.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 6, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FloydFest X After Action Report

No, I understand you weren't cracking on FF. They do a staggered price scheme. Prices go up 1 Jan, 1 April, 1 June etc., to try and force an early committment.

You may have seen a price quote for later on. If you bought a 4 day pass the day they went on sale in November it was $95. If you waited until after 1 April it was $135.

I also heard they had 800 VIP tix this year and are going to keep it at that level.

I'm not worried, I'm buying the Adult VIP pair again the day they go on sale. $730 for the pair but you have to pull the trigger quick. All the Early Bird Adult Pair VIPS sold out within 2 weeks. Then the price went to $800/pair. Either way, still a good deal.

I'll be there again next year, but I have to admit, it took about 4 days to recover. 4 nights in a row with about 3-4 hours of sleep catches up with you sooner and sooner as the years go on.

At least I finally wised up and brought my self levelling camp cot. So the 4 hours of sleep I did get were good.

Maybe more kombuchi next year????

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Aug 9, 2011 9:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: FloydFest X After Action Report

MANDO wrote: "I'll be there again next year, but I have to admit, it took about 4 days to recover. 4 nights in a row with about 3-4 hours of sleep catches up with you sooner and sooner as the years go on.

At least I finally wised up and brought my self levelling camp cot. So the 4 hours of sleep I did get were good."

That's the thing about camping on-site at music festivals--the older I get the more I want my creature-comforts (comfortable bed, hot showers, a quiet place to sleep, etc.).

I def. intend to go next year, but man, I need more than 3-4 hours a night, especially when my waking hours primarily revolve around drinking, dancing, etc.!

Mando: are there any quiet(er) areas within the festival grounds where one can camp so that (with the help of self-leveling cots, earplugs, and doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals) one might be able to sleep in till 10AM or so?? Or is there some kind of off-site camping area within walking distance to the festival grounds?